As Crossover Arrives, Chesapeake Bay May Be Big Loser
March 18, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—A bill to better protect Maryland's best forests from development is again facing uncertainty on the eve of "cross over.”
CBF Annual Photo Contest Gets Under Way
March 12, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's 13th annual watershed photo contest is now underway. Photo submissions are being accepted between now and April 6.
"Bees, Trees, and Clean Water" Workshop on March 24
March 7, 2018
(MONROE, VA)—A workshop about landscaping with native plants, attracting beneficial birds and insects, and improving the health of streams and rivers will be held in the Lynchburg area on March 24.
CBF Offers Unique Local Oyster and Wine Pairing
March 1, 2018
(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Brock Environmental Center is kicking off its participation in the 10 billion oyster partnership on March 18 with Virginia oysters and wine at a unique pairing event.
CBF Statement on Passage of Menhaden Legislation
February 28, 2018
(RICHMOND, VA)–HB 1610, which would keep Virginia in compliance with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's (ASMFC) menhaden management plan, passed the House Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee today. Chesapeake Bay Foundation Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist Chris Moore released the following statement.
Gov. Northam to Join Forum on Virginia Offshore Drilling Concerns
February 22, 2018
(NORFOLK, VA)–Governor Ralph Northam will join other distinguished panelists in discussing concerns about proposed oil and gas drilling off Virginia’s coast at a March 5, Blue Planet Forum titled Offshore Drilling: Perspectives to Consider.
Anglers, Charter Boat Captains, and Conservation Groups Highlight Urgency of Menhaden Legislation
February 16, 2018
(RICHMOND, VA)—A coalition of conservation and recreational fishing organizations today urged support for new legislation that would ensure Virginia avoids the consequences of falling out of compliance with the latest menhaden fishery management plan.
Educators to Explore Outdoor Learning Opportunities in Hampton Roads
February 5, 2018
(VIRGINIA BEACH,VA)With new opportunities in Hampton Roads for students to learn outdoors with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), teachers and administrators can explore hands-on environmental education possibilities at a free brunch on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at CBF’s Brock Environmental Center.
Legislation Introduced to Save Maryland’s Best Forests
February 1, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Legislation was introduced today to help slow the destruction of Maryland's forests by updating the state's 27-year-old Forest Conservation Act.
CBF to Provide Agricultural Teachers a Lesson in the Value of Meaningful Watershed Experiences
January 31, 2018
(HARRISBURG, PA)—Agriculture teachers will become students when meeting with Chesapeake Bay Foundation educators to learn about the value of providing hands-on environmental education that connects students with real-world issues.
CBF Appeals Atlantic Coast Pipeline Certification
January 22, 2018
CBF filed an appeal of the Virginia State Water Control Board’s water quality certification for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Names Trisha Salvia as Staff Attorney in Pennsylvania
January 8, 2018
(HARRISBURG, PA)–The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has named Trisha Salvia as its Staff Attorney in Pennsylvania.
Court Rules Roanoke Stormwater Fee is Not a Tax; Norfolk Southern Must Pay
December 26, 2017
(ROANOKE, VA)—U.S. District Court Judge Glen E. Conrad has ruled that the stormwater utility fee charged by the City of Roanoke is not a tax, and, therefore, Norfolk Southern Railway Co. is not exempt from the charge.
CBF Applauds Virginia’s Selection of Oyster Restoration Rivers
December 21, 2017
(HAMPTON ROADS, VA)—After a process led by Norfolk District of the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Commonwealth of Virginia named the Lower York and Great Wicomico rivers as its final two oyster restoration sanctuaries.
Virginians Needed to Grow and Plant Underwater Grasses
December 19, 2017
(RICHMOND, VA.)– Volunteers across Virginia can help restore wild underwater grasses with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Grasses for the Masses program by growing them at home, school, or work.
CBF Study: Baltimore Incinerator Causes $55 Million in Health Problems Per Year
December 11, 2017
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—A study commissioned by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation concludes that living near the Wheelabrator trash incinerator in Baltimore is similar to living with a smoker, at least for some children, senior citizens and others with sensitive lungs.
Webinar to Cover How to Make a Difference in Virginia’s General Assembly
December 8, 2017
(RICHMOND, VA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is offering a free online workshop on Dec. 13 on how anyone can advocate for clean water and the environment during the upcoming Virginia General Assembly session.
CBF to Give Conservationist of the Year Award to Washington College
December 6, 2017
(WASHINGTON, DC)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation announced today that it will honor Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, for its leadership and commitment to educating the next generation of Chesapeake Bay leaders.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation to Honor Virginia Wesleyan University
December 6, 2017
(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA)–The Chesapeake Bay Foundation announced today that it will honor Virginia Wesleyan University in Virginia Beach for its leadership and commitment to educating the next generation of Chesapeake Bay leaders.
New Study Finds Exelon Able to Make Significant Contributions to Mitigate Environmental Impacts of Conowingo Dam While Remaining Profitable
December 5, 2017
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—A new study commissioned by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and The Nature Conservancy shows Exelon Generation Company can mitigate a substantial portion of environmental impacts caused by its Conowingo Dam operation, while continuing to make a healthy profit.
Lafayette River Oyster Survey Shows Thriving Reefs
December 4, 2017
(NORFOLK, VA)–Oysters planted on constructed reefs in the Lafayette River are reproducing and thriving, according to the results of a recent survey by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
Real Recyclable Christmas Trees Help the Environment and Economy
November 29, 2017
(RICHMOND, VA)–When considering a Christmas tree this season, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Virginia urges you to help the environment and local economy by buying a real tree and recycling it after the holidays.
Volunteers Needed to Remove Invasive Species in Hopewell
November 27, 2017
(HOPEWELL, VA)–Volunteers can save trees and native plants by removing invasive species in Hopewell City Park on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 9, with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the City of Hopewell.
Volunteers and Restaurants Needed to Pitch In for Oyster Restoration
November 21, 2017
(HAMPTON ROADS, VA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is seeking additional restaurants and volunteers in Hampton Roads to pitch in to restore the native oyster population during Virginia oyster month this November.
Senate Vote, Determined Students Push a Slippery Salamander Closer to Becoming PA's State Amphibian
November 16, 2017
(HARRISBURG, PA)—A group of high school students concerned about clean water and a slippery critter, along with a vote this week in the state Senate, have put North America's largest salamander one step closer to becoming Pennsylvania's official state amphibian.
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